5 Flights Up

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Slow-moving relationship drama with little at stake.

PG-13 2015 92 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

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age 9+

Sweet & Heartfelt

5 Flights Up is a refreshingly different take on an interracial, mature relationship between a Black artist & his White retired schoolteacher wife. The main plot of the film is that they plan to sell their apartment in Brooklyn, but during the weekend of their open house you see their mental flashbacks of meeting, starting their relationship, their losses & struggles, etc. & they run into several roadblocks along the way. The way the story is told is in a refreshingly non-racist way, with very little mention of the "racial difference" between them. Plus, even though the couple is mature, the issues of being a mature couple are touched on in a sensitive way. Overall, the film had a good, relatable story, great actors and a terrific ending. Very satisfying & a good movie for all families, including grandparents & great-grandparents, but I would recommend it for kids over age 9-10, depending on their maturity, of course! So I really recommend it!

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